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We performed a comparison between AWS Step Functions and Camunda based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Business Process Management (BPM) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed AWS Step Functions vs. Camunda Report (Updated: April 2024).
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Pros
"The integration capability is easy, whereas building state machines is tricky.""What I like the most about Amazon Step Functions is how easy it is to use.""One can rate all the calls and that is a good feature.""AWS Step Functions acts as a high-level layer, allowing us to seamlessly integrate with microservices.""The solution is stable...The solution is easy to scale.""It's a general solution that you can adapt to your own needs and is simple to use. We like that it can be integrated with everything in the AWS suite, and that the creation of the pipeline can be done using the graphical user interface.""It is a scalable solution.""The number of historical events is great."

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"I like everything about the entire BPM that comes with the BPM suite.""The flexibility characteristic in a BPMS, through BPMN and DMN, is undoubtedly the most interesting feature for our business.""It is an absolutely stable solution.""We are documenting all of the processors and VPN. Then we are sharing it with our business users.""One reason we selected Camunda or Cloud/DB is that it comes with the support of the BPMN notation, which helps to define processes in a standard manner. Another reason was that Camunda Cloud, as the name says, is designed for a new cloud era.""Overall, the solution has been very solid.""The most valuable features are that it's lightweight, can be embedded in existing Java code, and keeps track of the workflow state and the instances that we need.""Easy to use and easy to integrate into the products and applications we provide for our customers."

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"It is hard to coordinate the declaratory language.""Setup took about one day. We had some errors to understand in the beginning, but now everything is working good.""The interface can sometimes feel limited, as we're unable to see what AWS is running behind the scenes.""The pricing of the solution can be improved.""The solution's data size limit can be improved.""I would like to see more data transformation features in Amazon Step Functions like additional operators and logic.""The solution's pricing could be cheaper. It is cheaper than Airflow.""The price and support are areas with shortcomings where the solution needs to improve."

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"The initial setup can be complex for business users.""The latency of API could be decreased.""They could provide more documentation regarding the integration of different programming languages.""When building interfaces, there are limited tools to work with, especially when dealing with different types of tasks, such as user tasks and system tasks.""The documentation could use improvement.""It would be better if the tool were made less reliant on Java.""I would say that Camunda should actually focus on small cases as well. There's a lot of space out there, for small businesses. If they can, they should cater to them.""The GUI needs to be improved, with more configuration options."

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  • "The solution's price is reasonable."
  • "The solution is expensive."
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  • "It is less cost-prohibitive than other solutions on the market. This solution was in our price range."
  • "We are using the open-source version of this solution."
  • "Camunda is much cheaper."
  • "I use the open-source free version."
  • "The open-source version of the product is free to use."
  • "The cost of this solution is better than some competing products."
  • "Licensing costs are anywhere from $80,000 to $100,000 USD per year."
  • "We use the open-source version, which can be used at no cost."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The integration capability is easy, whereas building state machines is tricky.
    Top Answer:The major feature of AWS Step Functions is interdependency. Step Functions can determine what action to take next if one step returns a false status based on predefined logic. Step Functions aims to… more »
    Top Answer:For Step Functions error handling, one must use function calls and logging for error detection within state machines. Comparatively, AirFlow offers more room for improvement. It's like drag and drop… more »
    Top Answer:One of the things we like best about Bonita is that you can create without coding - it is a low-code platform. With Bonita, you can build the entire mechanism using the GUI, it’s that simple. You can… more »
    Top Answer:Appian is fast when building simple to medium solutions. This solution offers simple drag-and-drop functionality with easy plug-and-play options. The initial setup was seamless and very easy to… more »
    Top Answer:Camunda Platform allows for visual demonstration and presentation of business process flows. The flexible Java-based option was a big win for us and allows for the integration of microservices very… more »
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    Also Known As
    Amazon Step Functions, Step Functions
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    Overview

    AWS Step Functions lets you coordinate multiple AWS services into serverless workflows so you can build and update apps quickly. Using Step Functions, you can design and run workflows that stitch together services such as AWS Lambda and Amazon ECS into feature-rich applications. Workflows are made up of a series of steps, with the output of one step acting as input into the next. Application development is simpler and more intuitive using Step Functions, because it translates your workflow into a state machine diagram that is easy to understand, easy to explain to others, and easy to change. You can monitor each step of execution as it happens, which means you can identify and fix problems quickly. Step Functions automatically triggers and tracks each step, and retries when there are errors, so your application executes in order and as expected.

    Camunda enables organizations to orchestrate processes across people, systems, and devices to continuously overcome complexity and increase efficiency. A common visual language enables seamless collaboration between business and IT teams to design, automate, and improve end-to-end processes with the required speed, scale, and resilience to remain competitive. Hundreds of enterprises such as Atlassian, ING, and Vodafone orchestrate business-critical processes with Camunda to accelerate digital transformation. To learn more visit camunda.com.

    Sample Customers
    Alpha Apps, The Guardian, SGK, Bigfinite
    24 Hour Fitness, Accruent, AT&T Inc., Atlassian, CSS Insurance, Deutsche Telekom, Generali, Provinzial NordWest Insurance Services, Swisscom AG, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, VHV Group, Zalando
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm29%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Insurance Company5%
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    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Government12%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm26%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Insurance Company6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business67%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise22%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise77%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business48%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise33%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise69%
    Buyer's Guide
    AWS Step Functions vs. Camunda
    April 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about AWS Step Functions vs. Camunda and other solutions. Updated: April 2024.
    772,127 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    AWS Step Functions is ranked 12th in Business Process Management (BPM) with 9 reviews while Camunda is ranked 1st in Business Process Management (BPM) with 71 reviews. AWS Step Functions is rated 7.8, while Camunda is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of AWS Step Functions writes "Simplifies complex task automation and enhances development workflows while offering user-friendly interface, seamless scalability and efficient workflow orchestration". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Camunda writes "Open-source, easy to define new processes, and easy to transition to new business process definitions". AWS Step Functions is most compared with IBM BPM, Apache Airflow, Pega BPM, Oracle BPM and IBM Business Automation Workflow, whereas Camunda is most compared with Apache Airflow, Bizagi, Pega BPM, IBM BPM and SAP Signavio Process Manager. See our AWS Step Functions vs. Camunda report.

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